The Mid-1970 s Climate Shift in the Pacific and the Relative Roles of Forced versus Inherent Decadal Variability

@inproceedings{Meehl2008TheMS,
  title={The Mid-1970 s Climate Shift in the Pacific and the Relative Roles of Forced versus Inherent Decadal Variability},
  author={Gerald A. Meehl and HU AIXUE},
  year={2008}
}
A significant shift from cooler to warmer tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures (SSTs), part of a pattern of basinwide SST anomalies involved with a transition to the positive phase of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO), occurred in the mid-1970s with effects that extended globally. One view is that this change was entirely natural and was a product of internally generated decadal variability of the Pacific climate system. However, during the mid-1970s there was also a significant… CONTINUE READING